Harvard or Yale? The high-school overachievers’ nagging existential dilemma suddenly got a whole lot easier thanks to the taste-prediction startup Hunch.
Hunch enlisted Column Five Media to design an infographic that ranks the eight Ivies--Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth--on a host of personal preferences, from political ideology to predilection for whipping out a fake ID. Then they plotted the rankings on the adorably collegiate scales you see below:
An innovation in imaging tech could change everything about electronics as we know it: A super-cheap, super-simple camera that could let everything from robot fingertips to a surgeon's next-gen scalpel "see."
A new study by Cornell researchers shows that traditional (old-media) news outlets lead the blogosphere by 2.5 hours when it comes to breaking news. It's a sign that the old guard should chill out about blogs and how they're destroying the news world.
Cuttlefish are camouflage experts that can change skin color in under a second to hide from predators, or prey on others. They're inspiring more than just awe from scientists. Now researchers at MIT are working on electronic screens and ink that use less than one hundredth the energy of traditional screens--all modeled on the color-changing abilities of cuttlefish.